The Hamilton Bulldogs opened the longest road trip in franchise history with a 4-2 win over the IceCaps in St. John’s Newfoundland Tuesday night.  It’s the Bulldogs third straight win over St. John’s who hold the overall lead in the American Hockey League. Tomorrow will be the final game of the season series.  The Bulldogs are  3-3-1 against St. John’s.

John Slaney and Joey Haddad scored their first goals for the Bulldogs.  Slaney, who was acquired in the Hal Gill trade, was recently recalled  from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL  Haddad is on a professional tryout contract.  Ian Schultz and Andreas Engqvist also scored for Hamilton.  Philip DeSimone registered two assists.  The IceCaps, an affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, got goals from Jason King and Zach Redmonton

This was the first installment of a backbreaking twelve game-28 day road trip for the Bulldogs.  They’ll play the IceCaps again Wednesday night and then it’s games in Grand Rapids Michigan; Rockford Illinois; followed by three games in three nights at Milwaukee, Chicago and Peoria; then on to Texas for San Antonio, Austin and Houston and finishing up in Oklahoma City April 3rd.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – Mile One Centre

Hamilton 0 1 3 – 4
St. John’s 0 1 1 – 2

1st Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Kulda Stj (hooking), 5:15; FitzGerald Ham (holding), 11:16; Stejskal Ham (tripping), 13:54.

2nd Period-

1, Hamilton, Schultz 5 (DeSimone), 8:03 (PP).

2, St. John’s, King 18 (Cormier, DeSantis), 18:44 (PP).

Penalties-Jaffray Stj (goaltender interference), 6:45; DeSimone Ham (interference), 13:21; Mitera Ham (hooking), 17:18.

3rd Period-

3, Hamilton, Slaney 1 (Dumont), 11:19.

4, Hamilton, Haddad 1 (Berger, DeSimone), 16:58.

5, Hamilton, Engqvist 19 (Willsie), 18:24 (EN).

6, St. John’s, Redmond 6 (Klingberg, Machacek), 19:55 (PP). Penalties-FitzGerald Ham (interference), 18:32.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 9-9-13-31. St. John’s 13-14-7-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 2; St. John’s 2 / 5.
Goalies-Hamilton, Lawson 19-16-4 (34 shots-32 saves). St. John’s, Pasquale 19-8-0 (30 shots-27 saves).
A-6,287
Referees-Brett Montsion (80), Francis Charron (46).
Linesmen-Todd Horwood (34), Joe Maynard (24).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
22 Andreas Engqvist 47 19 16 35 -1 30 8 0 114 16.7
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 31 13 18 31 1 33 5 0 105 12.4
10 Phil DeSimone 61 13 18 31 -22 34 5 0 103 12.6
24 Brian Willsie 53 10 21 31 -11 68 5 1 190 5.3
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 47 9 19 28 -8 20 8 0 64 14.1
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 41 8 16 24 -5 14 7 0 56 14.3
32 Frederic St-Denis 52 3 23 26 -5 16 2 0 101 3.0
20 Louis Leblanc (X) 27 9 10 19 -8 26 2 0 99 9.1
21 Ian Schultz 48 5 14 19 0 99 1 0 78 6.4
40 Gabriel Dumont 46 9 8 17 -8 43 3 0 121 7.4
51 Blake Geoffrion (total) (X) 25 4 13 17 -2 10 1 0 52 7.7
MIL 20 2 7 9 -3 8 0 0 32 6.3
HAM 5 2 6 8 1 2 1 0 20 10.0
7 Joe Callahan 55 2 15 17 -7 50 0 0 74 2.7
18 Dany Masse 49 9 7 16 -5 24 3 0 66 13.6
23 Joonas Nattinen 48 7 8 15 0 28 2 0 59 11.9
16 Olivier Fortier 30 7 7 14 -2 24 3 1 58 12.1
67 Alexander Avtsin 51 6 7 13 -19 32 1 0 84 7.1
15 Philippe Lefebvre 57 4 5 9 -15 8 0 0 74 5.4
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
17 Mark Mitera 61 2 6 8 -21 38 0 0 65 3.1
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
25 Ryan White (X) 4 4 1 5 2 26 0 0 10 40.0
51 Mitch Wahl (total) (X) 27 2 3 5 -1 6 0 0 27 7.4
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 22 2 3 5 1 6 0 0 19 10.5
13 Zack FitzGerald 59 2 3 5 -13 216 0 0 31 6.5
11 Alain Berger 37 1 3 4 -15 17 1 0 45 2.2
5 Alex Henry 59 1 3 4 3 79 0 0 43 2.3
53 T.J. Fast (total) 32 0 4 4 -10 34 0 0 14 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 31 0 4 4 -9 32 0 0 13 0.0
26 Eric Lampe (total) 14 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 16 12.5
LE 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 11 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 15 13.3
6 Joe Stejskal 42 0 3 3 -8 20 0 0 33 0.0
3 Robert Slaney (total) 19 1 1 2 3 4 0 0 25 4.0
MIL 9 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 9 0.0
HAM 10 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 16 6.3
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
27 Joey Haddad (total) 17 1 0 1 -2 2 0 0 19 5.3
BRI 8 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 9 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 11 9.1
44 Olivier Malka 11 0 1 1 -4 4 0 0 16 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 26 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 42 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0.0
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
54 Peter Lenes (X) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 61 2 8 2
TOTALS 61 150 238 386 -175 1023 50 2 1793 0.083

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 60:00 1 0 0 0 1 1.00 26 0.963
52 Nathan Lawson 42 2351:19 19 16 4 5 99 2.53 1057 0.914
29 Robert Mayer 26 1279:21 7 13 1 0 68 3.19 616 0.901
TOTALS 61 3709:25 27 29 5 5 178 2.88 1699 0.905